Megastar Steph Curry of the National Basketball Association (NBA) appears ready to deliver his own version of the Metaverse to the league's 650 million fans after filing a "Curryverse" trademark application on October 26.
If accepted, the trademark application submitted by SC30 Inc., a company based in the United States, will provide the four-time NBA champion exclusive rights for "entertainment services, specifically, personal and virtual and metaversal appearances."
The "Curryverse" would, per the filing, also offer "online gaming services in the manner of virtual worlds," where users may accumulate both fungible and nonfungible tokens (NFTs), which can be purchased or sold at a "online marketplace."
Along with virtual apparel and products, business management and investment services, services for fundraising for charities, and software as a service (SaaS) platforms for designing, advertising, selling, and exchanging NFTs, among other things, the application also covers these topics.
Although more precise information about the Curryverse hasn't been made public, the NBA player's metaverse is certain to get a lot of attention considering his 47 million Instagram followers and 17.1 million Twitter followers.
Curry's Metaverse-related trademark may be a first for him, but it's not his first foray into Web3, in any case.
Curry first joined the NFT neighborhood in August 2021 as a result of a $206,000 Bored Ape Yacht Club acquisition.
Golf enthusiast and member of the Golden State Warriors, he invested in LinksDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) with the goal of creating the "world's finest golf community."
In March, the NBA superstar appeared in an FTX advertisement as part of his ambassador duties with the well-known cryptocurrency exchange.